Patch status & Patch state in HP UX

Patch Status

Initial values for patch status include the following:

General Release (GR)
HP has approved GR patches for widespread use.

Special Release (SR)
HP intends an SR patch for limited distribution. It is available only through special channels.
Modifiers for patch status values include the following:

Indicates that the patch has been replaced by a newer patch. For more information about
supersession, see “Ancestors and Supersession” [43].
Results in the additional patch status values General Superseded and Special

With Warnings
Indicates that the patch has an associated warning. For more information about warnings, see
“Patch Warnings” [64].
Results in the additional patch status values General Release With Warnings and
Special Release With Warnings.

Patch State

There are four values for patch_state:
The patch is currently active on the system and is the most recent member of its supersession
chain to have been loaded.

The patch's rollback files have been deleted, or the patch was installed without saving rollback
files. The patch cannot be directly removed from the system.

The patch has been superseded by another patch that has been installed on the system.

The patch has been committed and superseded by another patch installed on the system.

Use the following SD-UX commands to determine patch_state values:
● Show the patch_state value for patch patch_id:
swlist -l fileset -a patch_state patch_id

● Show the patch_state values for all patches on the local system:
swlist -l fileset -a patch_state *,c=patch 

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